Mobile

BSNL launches Rs 399 plan with 30GB data and unlimited calling

By : CIOL Writers

In order to keep up with the competition in the mobile data space, BSNL has launched a new plan for its postpaid subscribers. The state-owned telecom unveiled “Holi Dhamaka Offer” which offers unlimited calls and 30GB of data for one

OnePlus 6 leaked image reveals dual rear cameras and iPhone X like notch

By : CIOL Writers

The official launch for OnePlus 6 is still months away but the leaks and rumours about the smartphone are already creating a lot of buzz. In the latest leak, the supposed OnePlus 6 has been spotted with an edge-to-edge display and an iPhone X-like

Viber launches Viber Communities, a chat space with unlimited members

By : CIOL Writers

Viber has launched Viber Communities, a feature that offers a chat space where up to 1 billion members will be able to exchange messages and engage with one another. Viber Communities provides tiered management roles and moderation tools so Community

4G LTE device shipment in India grew by 80pc in 2017

By : CIOL Writers

CMR India has released its 4G LTE Devices India Market Review Report 2017. According to the report, the 4G LTE shipments in India grew at 80 percent in 2017 year-on-year with total shipments reaching 148.3 million units. As per the report, 99 percent

BlackBerry App Store to remove paid apps from April 1

By : CIOL Writers

BlackBerry has announced that it is removing paid apps from BlackBerry World App Store from April 1st, 2018. According to the message, which was recently published publicly, BB10 users won’t be able to purchase anything from BlackBerry World starting on

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 700 series woos mid-tier smartphone segment with AI

SPAIN: Qualcomm has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences, with features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series. Advances to

RJio offers instant cashback of Rs 2,200 on Ziox 4G smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like the Reliance Jio cashback bandwagon is not going to stop anytime soon. After giving cashback of up to Rs 2,000 under the “Jio Football Offer” on select smartphones, the telecom operator has now partnered with Ziox mobiles to offer cashback

Know when Nokia’s new smartphones launch in India

By : CIOL Writers

At the MWC’18 event, HMD Global announced not one but five mobile phones powered by Android Oreo. The newly launched smartphones include- Nokia 1, Nokia 6(2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 8110- the 4G feature phone. While

Airtel and Google team up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Google have teamed up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones powered by Android Oreo (Go Edition). As part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program, the company will ship entry-level 4G smartphones having Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS

Airtel joins global alliance to bring in-flight data connectivity

By : CIOL Writers

Bharti Airtel has joined a new global collaboration to bring high-speed and uninterrupted in-flight data connectivity to its subscribers. The global partnership known as ‘Seamless Alliance’, whose other founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta and Sprint, will work towards leveraging satellite technology to

BSNL and Nokia partner to roll out 4G VoLTE Services

By : CIOL Writers

BSNL has signed an agreement with Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia to roll out 4G services in 10 telecom circles covering western and southern regions in India. “We are really proud to have technology partner like Nokia with whom we are working in

HMD Global launches a number of Nokia smartphones including the new Nokia 6

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global, the brand behind the resurrection of Nokia has announced a range of smartphones at the MWC’18.  The company unveiled a slate of Android-powered smartphones — the Nokia 1, the Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco,

MediaTek’s new Helio P60 chipset brings AI to the mid-range phones

SPAIN:  MediaTek today unveiled the MediaTek Helio P60 system-on-chip (SoC), featuring a multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU) and MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology, which will enable device makers to bring to market smarter, more capable and more reliable mid-range smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S9 is a familiar phone with incremental updates

By : CIOL Writers

When Samsung took the wraps off its latest flagship Galaxy S9, the smartphone looked quite familiar with very little that could be called spectacular. Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, on a passing glance look exactly like their predecessors. The S9 pair maintain

Insights from Telangana Govt.’s MeeSeva Platform Going Mobile

By : CMR Analyst

Making govt. services available to citizens is something that has been and continues to be undertaken by both central and state governments very seriously, as a part of the NeGP (National eGovernance Plan). These initiatives aim to provide universal and

Smartphone sales recorded first-ever decline during Q4’17

By : CIOL Writers

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. This is the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started

India has the worst 4G LTE speeds in the world

By : CIOL Writers

OpenSignal has published The State of LTE report for February 2018, where it has highlighted the average 4G LTE speeds across several countries including India. As per the report, 4G speeds in India are dismal and the country was ranked last

Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Hotstar vs Voot: Choose your pick

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s age, digital video platforms have become a big thing. Most of the top companies are entering the web world. Binge-watching a series of episodes have become a new fad of sorts. The number of users binge-watching a show

Reliance Jio to make 2cr JioPhones available in UP on a priority basis

By : CIOL Writers

At Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit, Reliance Jio chief Mukesh Ambani announced to make over two crore JioPhones available in UP within the next two months on a priority basis. JioPhone was unveiled at the Reliance Industries AGM on July 21, 2017,

Google combines Wallet and Android Pay to launch Google Pay

By : CIOL Writers

Google has launched a new unified payments service named Google Pay, which combines Google Wallet and Android Pay. The functionality of the new app is mostly unchanged. Google Pay app interface has two tabs – Home and Cards. As per